The LEGO: “Legend of Zelda” Project
A second attempt to bring Zelda and LEGO together as one!
And for the sake of every Zelda and LEGO fan, support WesTalbott's wonderful Ocarina of Time based LEGO Project, Iron Knuckle Encounter
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Please note before commenting:
-The models displayed are made using LEGO Digital Designer, the non official LEGO parts/designs were made using image editing software, more specifically Adobe Photoshop CS4.
-As for you believing this to be a copy of Michael Inglis (Mingles) marvelous Zelda Project, you are wrong!
I started planning and designing ideas for this project, as far back as early December 2011, before Mingles' project was up.
Nor is it the same direction as Mingles chose, I aim for a more realistic Zelda style, such as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess presented.
- INTRODUCTION -
With Mingles' Zelda Project failing to pass the review, the weight of his project has now fallen on this one.
Having new parts that would be essential to fulfill the project/set's vision is what caused Mingles' project to fail, therefore I will firstly see what is possible to produce with the existing parts and colors, before I suggest any new pieces that would be required to fulfill this project.
I will rather rely on prints(or stickers should it prove to be the only way), to achieve the most authentic Zelda LEGO, following the CUUSOO standards.
That by an average, leaves a set consisting of 425 pieces, but in the case of extensive figure design (body, head and equipment/gear prints) it will most likely reduce the set to 1 standard Minifigure, some enemies, and an environment suitable for the context.
This is to assure that this project will have a greater chance of fitting within the CUUSOO budget.
- FEEDBACK -
In the time forward I will, do what I can with the time I have, in order to present a final product prototype.
But as I wish to help this become the most ideal set for all Zelda/LEGO fans out there, I appreciate constructive critic so that I can improve it towards something that everyone would want.
This is however something I can not promise, as we will have to settle with a visual style, to avoid any conflicts with the context of the franchise.
As I believe that it in Nintendo's eyes would be a negative point to have elements from different games put together in one style, as Nintendo is very strict when it comes to the licensed product quality checks.
So that being said, I would like to express my current plans and ideas.
Visually I will most likely settle with the Twilight Princess direction, as it holds a greater focus on details, and the colors are bleaker which as a set answers to the direction we have seen in more recent licensed themes such as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and Pirates of the Caribbean, which I personally find very appealing.
Many would want Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker or Skyward Sword variations of the characters.
I would personally prefer a set featuring the final battle from Ocarina of Time with a brick built Ganon (which I to some extent have experimented with), due to the the sheer scale and epic feeling the battle in itself was... But as I've stated, TP appeals strongest to me visually so that is what I will put forth as a suggestion.
- MINIFIGURES -